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This is a discussion that's come up on various venues such as wrestling podcasts, reddit, wrestling news sites, and my personal wrestling inner circle, so I thought I'd bring it to you, THE PEOPLE :rock1 of Wrestlingforum.com.
Dakota Kai is a very spunky, likeable underdog that made a pretty decent impression in the Mae Young Classic Tournament. She's bubbly, friendly, and youthful without acting like she's 12. Wrestling analysts and fans have christened her as "The Bayley Replacement" because of her ability to effortlessly portray a compelling babyface in light of Bayley's destruction on the main roster. I see the similarities with the average girl look, vibrant colors, and friendly demeanor, but I wonder wherein lies her marketability. As cringeworthy as many of you believe Bayley's gimmick is, it sells t-shirts.
So that leaves us with a two part question:
1. Can Dakota Kai surpass Bayley as a babyface?
2. How do you go about marketing her?